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Samsung launches R&D center in Turkey

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26-Feb-15 South Korean electronics giant Samsung has set up an R&D center in Turkey in cooperation with local tech firm Semper-Tech. The facility will conduct R&D on next-generation wireless technologies with a particular focus on healthcare and educational software. [image: Samsung]

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Southeast Asian hospitals are seeking new markets

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26-Feb-15 The current growth of medical tourism is not stopping Southeast Asian hospitals from thinking about future business. Many are looking beyond their borders in the search of new sources of revenue. Bangkok Dusit Medical Services, Thailand's largest private hospital operator, recently opened its third institution in the only foreign country that it operates in, Cambodia. [image: Nikkei Asian Review]

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Mexico is an attractive choice for manufacturing medical devices

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26-Feb-15 Mexico is the fifth largest exporter of medical devices globally. The country has the advantage of proximity to the US and 20% lower manufacturing costs than other leading manufacturing nations. Since financial norms emphasize cost reduction for suppliers to OEMs in the medical device industry, Mexico is emerging as a striking choice for mid-sized companies. [image: U-T San Diego]

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Vietnam achieves healthcare Millennium Development Goals

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24-Feb-15 Vietnam has successfully achieved Millennium Development Goals to decrease the maternal and child mortality rate. The rate of pregnant women receiving prenatal care increased to 96.4%, the rate of pregnant women receiving the recommended two tetanus vaccines rose to 95.7%, and the rate of mothers and children receiving postnatal care grew to 89.9%. [image: VietnamPlus]

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Australia's health spending in line with other countries

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24-Feb-15 While Australia’s healthcare system might suffer from some inefficiencies, the nation’s spending is roughly in line with that of other OECD countries. Australia spends a slightly lower proportion of GDP on healthcare (5.8%), compared with other nations in the OECD’s health expenditure database (6.6%), but actually spends more per-capita. [image: SBS]

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